DIT Societies Raise over 40k for Charities


14 June 2013: The annual DIT Societies Charity Cheque Presentation and End of Year BBQ took place last Friday 7 June in glorious sunshine in DIT Aungier St. On the day over 40 thousand euro was presented to a variety of different charities. Professor Brian Norton addressed the crowd of students and praised their efforts in volunteering, civic engagement and fundraising throughout the year.

Also in attendance were representatives from many of the organisations that societies had fundraised for during the year, including Matt Lewis from the Irish Cancer Society, John Coyne from Wells for Zoe, Fr Kevin Crowley from the Capuchin Day Centre and CEO of Reachout.com, Elaine Gerathy.

On the day awards were presented to different societies and individuals that contributed that bit extra over the year, here is a list of all the recipients;

Local Community Engagement Award - DIT Guitar Soc 
Volunteering New Venture Award - DIT Global Brigades Society 
DIT Xmas Appeal Extra Mile Award - DIT Nutrition Soc & DIT Leisure Management Society 
Most Innovative Fundraising - Individual - Leanne Quinn (Wells for Zoe) and Group - Bra Walk
Volunteering Education Project - Wells for Zoe, Rewrite Project
Best Online Campaign - Wells for Zoe and DIT Fashion Show with Reachout.com


Individual Awards were also awarded on the day for the following;

Volunteer - Lead The Way Award 
Alison Sheehy - Wells for Zoe
Sinead Callan - Wells for Zoe
Jen McGee - Global Brigades 
Ann Browning - Global Brigades
Chris O Byrne - Bra Walk
Nicholas Osborne - Bra Walk
Maeve Breslin - Bra Walk
Michael Monaghan - Guitar Society
Max Fedorov - Movember and Worlds Aids day
Brendan Kennedy - DIT Sign

Fresher "Jump In" Award 
Earlvin Morocco - DIT Xmas Appeal
Joshua Martin - DIT Xmas Appeal
Laura Bonar - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Niamh Greene - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Natasha Cole - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Ellie Houllian - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Fiona O Connor - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Laura Sommers - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Angela Kennedy - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Leanne Quinn - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Craig Hannon - DIT Wells for Zoe Society 
Rachel McFadden - DIT Global Brigades 
Karen Browning - DIT Global Brigades
Meg O'Riordan - DIT Global Brigades
Niamh Morgan - DIT Global Brigades
Aisling Kennedy - DIT Global Brigades
Daniel Donegan - Samba Society
Gordon Geraghty - DIT Fashion Society
Katia Florescul- DIT Fashion Society
Sarah Kenny - DIT Fashion Society
Hannah Glendon - DIT Fashion Society
Connor Mcinenery - DIT Fashion Society
Dami okesanya - DIT Fashion Society
Ellla Brazel - DIT Fashion Society
Eleanor Healy - DIT Fashion Society
Roseanne Brabazon - DIT Fashion Society


Cheques were presented to;

Global Brigades for 16,000 by DIT Global Brigades Society, they currently have eight students volunteering in Panama

The Capuchin Day Centre for 2131 by the DIT Societies Christmas Appeal

Wells for Zoe for 2131 by the DIT Societies Christmas Appeal

SVP for 850 by the DIT Societies Christmas Appeal

SVP also received over 2000 euro worth of toys for the Giving Tree Appeal and 1000 euro worth of meat vouchers from the DIT Societies Christmas Appeal

The Alan Kerins Project for 4000 by the DIT Fashion Show

Reachout.com for 3000 by the DIT Fashion Show

Movember for 665 by the DIT Banter Society

Product RED for 2800 by the DIT Banter Society

Well for Zoe for 10,350 by the DIT Wells for Zoe Society

Temple Street Children’s Hospital for 250 by DIT Gig Society


A special word of thanks also to those who helped out and who helped in the organisation of the day, including DIT Societies Volunteering Chairperson Cassie Delaney, Max Federov for design of volunteering certificates, DJ Soc for music and Daniel Uzice for help setting up.

A great day was had by all, for any further information please contact teri.oboyle@dit.ie.

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